Around here we try to keep both the fandom and the use of exclamation marks in check, providing keen insight and fully formed opinions on all things movies so that you, the reader, can make the most informed decisions. But just for one moment I would like to suspend that and say that this Star Trek trailer is AWESOME!! It is set to run this weekend in front of Watchmen, but was leaked online a little early for all to see. And like we always do, we found some back room floozy who was willing to give it up for a small fee.

As you will see in the trailer below, the film will include all sorts of awesome — for both the Trek connoisseur and casual fan alike. We’ve got planets being destroyed, which is awesome; we’ve got Sulu showing off some badass fencing skills, which is also awesome; and finally we have this big, overwhelming sense that this movie is going to be a genuinely fun ride. I’ve been a casual fan of Star Trek (mostly The Original Series) for a while and even I can tell you that this is going to be a little different than your average Trek saga. But from where I sit, this is change we can believe in. Or at least those of us who are less interested in seeing a 100% faithful adaptation and more interested in seeing a metric shit-ton of action and adventure. Sorry die hard Trekkers, this stuff just works for me on a very basic level. Though I understand if you’re not feeling it. But in fairness, you should just get over it.

Anyway, check out the trailer below in its lower resolution state. As soon as we get a higher resolution version we will be sure to update it. Star Trek hits theaters on May 8, 2009. It stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Eric Bana.

Update: The trailer can now be seen in High Definition over at We’ve also updated our player with the high-resolution version below.

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